Rockhurst University Application for Admission to Early College Pathways

    Early College Pathways is a program for high school students who would like to explore careers in STEAM fields. It introduces students to core areas in the sciences, technology, health, engineering, mathematics, and the arts.

    The 2021-2022 Course, PTWY 1000: Pathways to STEAM Kansas City, Here We Stand: An Exploration of Black Artistic Resistance is a unique approach to STEAM as an interdisciplinary course, students will explore the rich traditions, legacies, and history of Kansas City’s Black musicians, artists, and community organizers. The course will investigate arts as a form of resistance, songs as a means storytelling, music as communion and liberation, and Black culture as an organizing principle.  Using Kansas City as our campus, and the unprecedented uprising in response to ongoing policy brutality and systemic racism as our sociohistorical context, we will explore Black culture, art, and music locally. Day trips will include visits to the Mutual Musicians Foundation, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Black Archives of Mid-America, American Jazz Museum, and the Negro League Baseball Museum.  Upon completion of all program requirements, student receive three hours of college credit.

    The Early College Pathways Program is also an opportunity for students to meet new friends who are also interested in learning about and planning for the transition to college.

    ·       Earn 3 hours of college credit from Rockhurst University.

    ·       Interact with university faculty, industry leaders and peers.

    ·       Explore careers in STEAM and discuss relevant issues related to pandemics.

    ·       Present your course project to peers, parents, and faculty.

    ·       Add the Early College Pathways Program to your resume.

     

     

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